According to The news, hundreds of Twitter employees left t rather than opting in to be a part of “Twitter 2.0” under Elon Musk. Musk warned staff earlier this week that Twitter will be “very hardcore” in the future, with employees expected to work long hours at high intensity. “Only extraordinary achievement will qualify for a passing grade,” he explained.
Musk sent out a Google form to staff on Wednesday, asking them to answer “Yes” by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday if they wished to stay at the firm. Hundreds of people opted not to go, instead of saying their goodbyes via Slack and on Twitter. Employees that leave will be given a severance payout.
Twitter employees who talked to The Verge stated that given the amount of individuals who have gone, the company might “break soon” and that recovery will be “very difficult.”
Twitter briefly locked all office buildings and halted badge access due to a staff exodus. Musk and his crew are “terrified employees may damage the firm,” according to Zo Schiffer.
Musk allegedly sought to persuade staff to stay in the last hours before the deadline. According to Bloomberg, senior personnel were summoned to meetings, and Musk apparently backed down on his in-office work expectations. He had previously stated that all workers were required to spend 40 hours per week in the office, but today now he stated that working from home was permitted with monthly in-person meetings and supervisory consent.
Musk’s initial project is now on hold as Twitter undergoes modifications. Last week, Twitter launched a more expensive $8 version of Twitter Blue that featured a verification badge, and it soon became clear that launching extensive verification resulted in account impersonation, affecting a number of businesses.